General Manager

Roland Michaud:

Honoring the Past

and Creating the Future

In Part 3 of our Kitchen 919 introduction we’d like to tell you, our Seasons Family, how General Manager Roland Michaud views service and wine selection at the Kitchen 919.

General Manager, Roland Michaud, has big plans for Kitchen 919. In fact, with over 30 years of hospitality experience in restaurants such as Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Citico’s, and The Ritz Carlton, it’s no wonder why this up-and-comer is already becoming the talk of the town. As G.M., Michaud will be handling all things wine and service-related.

“I was really attracted to the history of the building,” Michaud said, when asked what brought him to Kitchen 919. “The Orangery was the only 4 star, 4 diamond recipient in this area and Homberg is an all-around great location. It’s also a pleasure to be working alongside two of East Tennessee’s finest Chefs, Deron Little and Carol Scott.”

Michaud says long-time guests of The Orangery can expect a lot of creative changes, but with a touch of nostalgia thrown in. “Guests who are upstairs for weddings and private dining events will see plenty of memorable light fixtures and chandeliers. However, there will be plenty of differences, too. The main dining room is wide open now, banquet rooms have moved upstairs, and we added an elevator as an alternative to our unique, grand staircase.”

Kitchen 919 will have roughly 16 wines available by glass and 75 by bottle, out of which a select few will be featured for happy hour pricing and 1/2 priced bottle nights.

“Kitchen 919 will offer a wine selection from across the globe. From light Pinot Noirs from Oregon, to rich, bold California Cabs, there will be plenty of variety to choose from.” Wines from France, Italy, Chile, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand were also incorporated into the Kitchen 919 selection, as well as two special Washington wines the team is especially proud to offer… “We’re bringing in a Sparkman Holler Cabernet and Darkness Syrah from Sparkman Cellars. The winery was co-founded by a woman named Kelly and her husband Chris, who actually used to work at The Orangery, so these two hit close to home.”

General Manager Roland Michaud

 

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